Surf Coasters Live at Double Down Saloon on 2005-03-06
T06--Flight of the Bumblebee
T13--Jack the Ripper
A frenzied performance from a most precise and intense band. Surf music is the form, Shigeo Naka is one of the great guitarists of all time...
Subject: *SONG TITLE CORRECTION*
T06--Flight Of The Bumblebee
T13--Jack The Ripper
Subject: 3 stars
Subject: surf's up
decent sound quality, i hope these guys post more shows.
ps. is that last review from the valley?
Subject: Japanese Beatles? Come on...
As for becoming as popular as the Beatles, puh-lease, these reviews are worthless if you load 'em up with outrageous statements like that.
All in all it's a good show, but the frenzied pace gets on my nerves after a while - give me the Mermen instead...
Subject: I like it?
Subject: Smoking in Vegas
I should add, if you like Jimi Hendrix, check out t7 (Rumble/Nineteen) in particular. It feels reminiscent of his work. One more track-specific comment: Caution on t11, at the end of the song around the 3 min mark, the emcee sounds like he's shouting directly into the recording mic- very jarring there.
Subject: Great surf rock!
Show Quality: 5 of 5 stars. I had been recommended this show and like stuff from the Mermen, and this sounded interesting... surf rock from japan? i had to give it a listen. AMAZING! ... they fire through their songs, it's great. not 'frenzied' in a bad way at all. the band is super tight, with every note exact and on-spot. 'flight of the bumble-bee' surfrock style is amazing, and of course they have to do the dick dale / pulp fiction theme 'miserlou'.. Highly recommend this and it's a great addition to the archive.
Subject: Japanese Beatles?
I just love being wrong about first impressions! These guys are phenomenal! Energetic, yes. Almost hyperactive. But this is a virtuoso performance, absolutely impeccable. Not nerve-jangling at all, but definitely arousing. The music itself bears no resemblance whatsoever to the Beatles, but I can imagine this group developing a comparably enthusiastic cult following, if they don't burn out first. And the sound quality is superb. This is top of the five-star heap.
Subject: What a band, what a show!
Subject: surf crazy
Subject: Masters of the Universe
Subject: speed surf
Great sound quality.
Subject: Surf Tsunami...ride the wave
First off...Ihave to comment on the sound of the recording. Why is it the consistantly best sounding recordings on the Archives are surf bands (check out the Mermen)? You couldn't ask for a better sound. Now for the performance...the Typhoon has entered the building (this is Las Vegas, after all). This starts off fast...swells...and the breakers never end. They just keep crashing onto the onlookers, and they keep asking for more.
If you're looking for mellow surf tunes best to look elsewhere. The only time they slow down even a little is during Link Wray's Rumble, and the 3 of them turn it into a prize fight by coupling it with Nineteen they reign supreme.
The only draw back I see at all is the Bonzai yells, but hell, I'd be screamin' too if I pulled off a performance like this, so forget I even mentioned it. TORA! TORA! TORA!!!
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